KUWAIT CITY, Sept 14: The Medical Licensing Department (MLD) does not recognize non-accredited academic certificates during the issuance, renewal and transfer of licenses for practicing medical professions for all disciplines and levels, reports Al-Anba daily.


This came in a circular issued by the department which was circulated recently to the managers of hospitals, medical centers, dispensaries and clinics.

According to the circular, the law issued by the Council of Ministers No. 78 of 2019, and contains instructions from the Ministry of Health the department will not receive non-accredited academic certificates for any application for a license to practice a medical profession and its auxiliary professions.

Sources have called for a review by the Ministry of Higher Education first to obtain the equivalence of academic certifi- cates before applying for a license to practice the profession.

I have got my licence for 2 years as an accountant; but now I have been promoted as Finance Manager and also changed the company. What should I do for renewal of my licence with new position in Izan Amal which is ‘Mudeer Mali’. Will there be any problem?

Name withheld

Answer: Finance manager means that apart from you most likely being an accountant yourself, you will have a number of accountants working under you. It will therefore be ridiculous to deny you a driving licence because of a mere change to position that is higher than your original accountant designation. In short, we don’t think you will face any problem with your driving licence and in case you do face, don’t hesitate to demand to see a more senior official at the Traffic Department to argue out your case.

I am currently on my husband visa  22 and since December 2018 . Now I want to start working in Kuwait. What are the current rules for the transfering from visa 22 to visa 18.

Name withheld

Answer: If you are a university graduate then you can transfer your visa 22 to visa 18 any time. but, if you don’t have a university degree, then you have to spend at least one year in Kuwait before you will be eligible to transfer.

My salary is 350 KWD. is it be possible to apply for a visit visa for my mother and sister?


Name withheld

No, you need a monthly salary of 500 KWD or more to be able to apply for visit visas for your mother and sister. Please note that the salary you earn must be the same as indicated in your work permit.


Since December 2013, I have been a resident of Kuwait. Sir I have a query regarding my licence. In 2016 I obtained a driving licence on Engineer Visa.

Recently the profession changed to site supervisor thus my licence got blocked but I have reactivated it by submitting the relevant documents to Asmah Muroor. 
Now I have got an offer from another company in Kuwait in which the visa transfer from project visa to company quota is not possible so I have to cancel and come back on a new visa to Kuwait so I have 2 queries as below:
  1. Is it possible to rectivate my licence after coming on new visa with sales officer title with salary above KD650.
  2. If above is not possible, can I obtain new licence with Sales Officer title. For your information, my licence is expiring in November 2019. Please respond if possible. Hope to hear from you soon.

Name withheld

Answer: Unfortunately you cannot reactivate your driving licence because after cancelling your residence and exiting Kuwait your driving licence which is now tied to your residence will automatically be cancelled as well. However with a salary of KD650 a month and holding a university degree which we believe you possess, you can re-apply for a new driving licence irrespective of your designation as a sales officer.

source: Arab Times



Health Ministry’s activation of the automated system for the online health insurance registration for expatriates, knowledgeable sources affirmed that the payment portal has been functioning well; thereby, easing procedures for payment of fees for various services without glitches, reports Alrai daily.

Sources explained that due to the ministry’s keenness to automate its services and launch the experimental phase of the system, the tender for the registration of health insurance services for expatriates will most likely be cancelled.
How to Register and pay online health insurance fees
Click on the link to visit website
for New registration Click on Create an account
After filling Required information Click on (Generate OTP) you will receive a message from MOH -Online system that contains your OTP code enter OTP Code and Click on Verify, you are done you will receive another message that contains your password, your Kuwait Civil ID will be your user name.


I got your number from face book page.

I just need small information.

My wife is a resident of Kuwait and she is living in Pakistan.

We just newly married and I am working in UAE.

She is under her father visa.

So I just need small information because she is pregnant and her family wants she make her delivery in Kuwait because of child visa issues.

I just need information is there any way that she give birth in Pakistan And later she can make visa...

If she buy independent visa then how much the cost can come minimum to maximum?

On independent visa her husband can visit her in Kuwait plus I am working in UAE so can keep resident visa of Kuwait and employment visa of UAE.


PIK Pleased to Answer

If parents are resident of Kuwait and she give birth in Pakistan then latter you can apply dependent visa for your child, but since you are resident of UAE and she is under her father’s sponsorship in Kuwait it is better to give birth in Kuwait.

You might face issues for getting new born visa if she give birth in Pakistan.


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